Campus: San Francisco State University -- March 26, 2001
SFSU Named Among
Top Universities For Hispanic Students
ranks SFSU seventh nationwide in annual listing
San Francisco State University is ranked seventh nationwide in Hispanic
Magazine's "Guide to the Top 25 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics"
in its March 2001 issue.
"It is an honor to be recognized consistently as one of the best
and most welcoming universities for Hispanic students," said SFSU
President Robert Corrigan. "San Francisco State's strong connections
to the Bay Area's Hispanic community - through our students, faculty,
staff, curricula and numerous community service learning programs -
not only benefit Hispanics, but the entire region at large."
SFSU is one of two California State University campuses included in
this year's rankings. San Diego State University is ranked No. 22.
In Hispanic Magazine's rankings, SFSU is noted for its César
E. Chávez Institute for Public Policy, the University's numerous
Hispanic student organizations, extremely low cost for students, and
for offering the only master's degree in ethnic studies in the United
Hispanics make up 12 percent of SFSU's student body and 10.6 percent
of its faculty, according to the rankings. The University was also recently
ranked highly in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's list of America's
Best Colleges, which is part of the criteria for Hispanic Magazine's
Hispanic Magazine's rankings list institutions that are successful in
recruiting and retaining Hispanic students. Criteria also include a
student body that reflects the overall U.S. Hispanic population, recruiting
and minority support programs as well as the number of Hispanic graduates,
Hispanic-related degree programs, Hispanic student organizations and
The fourth largest campus in the 23-campus CSU system, SFSU is a highly
diverse, comprehensive, public and urban university.